IMS Legends Dinner Announced In Honor Of Pepe Roselló

PRESENTED BY BALLANTINE’S SCOTCH WHISKY | WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH

Pepe Roselló, the owner of Space Ibiza is one of the most respected businessmen of the Balearic islands. Born in Ibiza in 1937, he has spent a lifetime dedicating himself to the world of musical entertainment and is a true embodiment of what the award honours.

Pepe joins the likes of previous winners Nile Rodgers, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and Carl Cox and will be honoured on May 25th at a special dinner on the Space Ibiza Terrace.

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IMS IBIZA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS

20 ARTISTS AND 20 INDUSTRY ICONS

On May 25th to 27th, IMS will host rare public speaking appearances from the legendary Pet Shop Boys and Yello, which will both be interviewed by Pete Tong (MBE). Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler and many more will sit alongside industry icons, including representatives of Space Ibiza, Warner Music Group, Crowdmix and more.

IMS regulars also returns in 2016 with exciting itinerary announcements from IMS Dalt Vila, Back2Live, Business Report, the Legends Dinner, the Visionaries Contest and more.

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IMS Dalt Vila 2016 Announced

Ibiza | May 27, 2016

IMS’ flagship open air party returns to the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ibiza. This line-up will guide us into another unforgettable evening!

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Tale of Us
Nicole Moudaber
B.Traits
Benjamin Damage Live
Francesca Lombardo

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IMS Ibiza

May 25-27, 2016 | Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

The main global flagship summit primed at the beginning of the Ibiza season. International professionals and influencers of the industry unite for a comprehensive three-day event that sets the agenda for the year ahead. 

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The global industry unites

in the capital of electronic music.

A comprehensive 3-day event, IMS Ibiza is the annual flagship summit that has become a beloved staple in the electronic music year. Industry leaders, influencers and newcomers alike join for compelling panels and keynotes, afternoon mixers with friends new and old, and late night celebrations and parties. Together, we shape the future of electronic music.

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HARD ROCK HOTEL IBIZA

  • DELUXE SILVER ROOM
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    DELUXE SILVER ROOM

    Rest up in your finely appointed 33 square-meter space outfitted with cutting edge decor complete with cool, relaxing tones, modern design and Chromotherapy illumination. Luxuriously appointed and stylishly decorated guest rooms feature your choice of two double beds or one supremely indulgent king bed. Lay back on your private terrace made even more lovely with views of the pool, garden, main stage or sea.

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    • 33 square-meter space accommodates up to three guests (select rooms).
    • Furnished outdoor terrace with a selection of lovely views.
    • Feel like you’re floating on air in your choice of a King or two Queen Chromotherapy-illuminated beds featuring Hard Rock’s custom “Sleep Like a Rock” 300-thread-count cotton linens.
    • Rock-star-worthy room features include cantilevered furniture, comfortable reading corner with 90-centimer sofa-bed or armchair with side desk, custom-designed desk and comfortable chair, and state-of-the-art lighting.
    • An iPod dock station and integrated 42″ flat-screen HDTVs invite you to plug-in, tune-in and turn up the sound and sights of your iPod, computer, camera, and just about anything else you bring along.
    • You don’t have to knock on the door of this heavenly Halo-illuminated bathroom featuring a full length mirror, separate lavatory, and Hansgrohe ceiling-mounted rain shower.

    Early Bird (valid until FEB. 1st)

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 183 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 228 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 265 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 331 €

    Normal Discount Rate

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 262 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 328 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 305 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 381 €

    STUDIO SUITE GOLD
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    STUDIO SUITE GOLD

    Knock on heaven’s door to enter a spirit-in-the-sky kind of hotel experience. Your studio suite features include a living area and an outdoor terrace looking out onto the pool or the garden. The silver lining? A luxury spa tub featuring walls of glass on three sides–adding a layer of luxury and semi-privacy you’re sure to love–complete with heavenly views for you to enjoy.

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    • 43 square-meter space accommodates up to four guests.
    • Furnished, seven-square-meter outdoor terrace features selection of lovely views.
    • Look out onto the surrounding views from the halo-illuminated glass-enclosed spa tub.
    • You don’t have to knock on the door of this heavenly Hansgrohe ceiling-mounted rain shower connected to a private double-vanity lavatory.
    • Sexy and stylish half-bathroom.
    • Feel like you’re floating on air with one King Chromotherapy-illuminated bed featuring Hard Rock’s custom “Sleep Like a Rock” 300-thread-count cotton linens.
    • Rock-star-worthy room features include cantilevered furniture, comfortable living area with a 150-centimer sofa bed, oversized bar with top-shelf drinks (extra charge), custom-designed study desk and comfortable chair, and state-of-the-art lighting.
    • An iPod dock station and integrated 46″ flat-screen HDTVs invite you to plug-in, tune-in and turn up the sound and sights of your iPod, computer, camera, and just about anything else you bring along.

    Early Bird (valid until FEB. 1st)

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 228 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 284 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 331 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 413 €

    Normal Discount Rate

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 327 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 327 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 380 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 475 €

    ROCK SUITE
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    ROCK SUITE

    Enjoy exclusive VIP services when you stay in the Rock Suite. A combination of Rock and Ibiza nuances, the Rock Suites are totally unpredictable. The three connecting spaces feature living and lounge area, bedrooms and bathrooms that give you the option to chill when you want privacy and rock out with your friends when you’re in the mood to party. Great for a group, the Hard Rock Suites feature a furnished outdoor terrace, many of which feature great views of the sea.

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    • 60 square-meter space accommodates up to four guests.
    • Furnished 10-meter terrace.
    • Lounge and lay back in our comfortable living room designed for you and your friends to enjoy. Highlights include a 180-centimeter sleeper sofa, a bar with two bar stools next to a MaxiBar with Premium drinks (fee required), a Mix Me Bro! cocktail station, and a Nespresso Coffee machine as well as a lounge seating area for four.
    • Between rooms: a revolving 50″ flat-screen HDTVs with iPod dock station, video game console, and iPad (by request and with deposit).
    • VIP Services provided by the hotel’s Rock Royalty Crew, including VIP check-in and the attention of the Crew for just about anything else you can dream up.

    Early Bird (valid until FEB. 1st)

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 261 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 326 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 379 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 473 €

    Normal Discount Rate

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 300 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 375 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 435 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 544 €

  • ROCK SUITE PLATINUM
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    ROCK SUITE PLATINUM

    Uniquely designed loft-like suites with a stunning roof terrace boasting chill-out designer furnishings, solarium, and round spa tub. And be sure to get up before or stay up till dawn for the amazing experience of witnessing the beauty of an Ibiza sunrise.

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    • 80 square-meter space accommodates up to four guests.
    • Live like a king on this 37 square-meter roof-top solarium decked out in comfortable chill-out furnishings, a luxurious rounded spa tub and winning sea views.
    • Lounge and lay back in our comfortable living room designed for you and your friends to enjoy. Highlights include an 160-centimeter sleeper sofa, a bar with two bar stools next to a MaxiBar with Premium drinks (* with extra charge), a Mix Me Bro! cocktail station, a Nespresso Coffee machine, and a lounge seating area for four.
    • Feel like you’re floating on air in your choice of 1 King or 2 single 110cm Chromotherapy-illuminated beds featuring Hard Rock’s custom “Sleep Like a Rock” 300-thread-count cotton linens as well as a comfy chair and reading corner with an armchair and side desk.
      Between rooms: you’ll find a revolving 50″ flat-screen HDTV with iPod dock station, video game console and iPad (by request with a deposit).
    • You don’t have to knock on the door of this heavenly Halo-illuminated bathroom featuring a full length mirror, separate lavatory and Hansgrohe ceiling-mounted rain shower.
    • VIP services provided by the hotel’s Rock Royalty Crew, including the attention of the Crew for just about anything else you can dream up.

    Early Bird (valid until FEB. 1st)

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 282 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 352 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 409 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 511 €

    Normal Discount Rate

    SINGLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 324 €
    DOUBLE USE // Monday – Thursday: 405 €
    SINGLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 470 €
    DOUBLE USE // Friday – Sunday: 588 €

PAST SPEAKERS

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    Alexander Jung

    Alexander Ljung launched SoundCloud in 2008 with co-founder and CTO, Eric Wahlforss. As CEO, Alex is responsible for SoundCloud’s vision, overall strategy and leadership. He oversees a global team of more than 300 people, representing over 30 different nationalities and languages.

    SoundCloud is for everyone. It’s a platform for people to discover new, original music and audio, for creators to build audiences, and for everyone to share what they hear whether online or on mobile. Today, SoundCloud reaches more than 350 million people every month, 175 million of whom are unique listeners. Creators post 12 hours of new content on SoundCloud every minute and more than 10 million creators are heard every year.

    In 2014, Alex was named in Billboard magazine’s annual ’40 under 40′, highlighting music’s most disruptive power players. In the same year, MIT Technology Review recognized Alex as one of ’35 innovators under 35’ shaping their fields. In 2013, Alex was named ‘One to Watch’ in Fortune magazine’s ’40 under 40′ and European Entrepreneur of the Year by The European Commission and The Next Web, as one of Europe’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs. SoundCloud and Alex were also awarded Tech Pioneer status by the World Economic Forum in 2013, recognizing the company’s position as a market leader in online audio.

    Alex’s personal interests lie in the positive change and wider societal impact technology and design can have. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to all genres of music, and audio such as podcasts; traveling; geeking out on academic theories; and diving shipwrecks. He’s also a proud member of The Cloud Appreciation Society.

    Prior to co-founding SoundCloud, Alex began his career working in sound design for feature films and obtained a M.S. from The Royal Institute of Technology. He was born in the UK, grew up in Sweden and splits his time between SoundCloud’s HQ in Berlin and the U.S. offices in San Francisco and New York.

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    Becky Tong

    Becky Tong is the most in demand rising female DJ in London.

    Co-founder of Juicebox, a club night and artist development group, Becky is at the very forefront of new music and this is evident in her eclectic and contemporary DJ sets which performs across the globe.

    Daughter of world famous DJ Pete Tong, Becky didn’t have to look far for a mentor and has recently shared the stage with her Father in Singapore.

    Equally as comfortable playing to a few thousand in a club or festival environment as she is to a few hundred in fashion store launch; Becky has seamlessly combined her passion for music and fashion to great effect. Occasionally joining forces with childhood friend and model, Amber Le Bon; Le Bon Tong DJs are a successful duo on the fashion and branded events scene.

    This year sees Becky take the role of music Director for the W hotel group and she continues to write her acclaimed monthly music and fashion based diary column for Harpers Bazaar.

    Becky is regularly featured in both fashion and music press making her a highly desirable artist for brands looking to garner press coverage for their events.

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    Carl Craig

    Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. The prolific producer has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.

    “My livelihood is making music that I can perform, whether I’m doing orchestral production or modular strangeness or generating club music. I don’t restrict myself,” said Craig. “I defined myself by being who I am. The ultimate self respect is when you say you’re going to do something and you go and do it to the best of your ability.”

    Craig released his first track in 1989 on a Virgin UK compilation album, two singles followed on labels run by his first collaborator, Derrick May. After a series of ambitious releases for his co-owned Retroactive imprint, in 1991 Craig launched his record label Planet E, with the groundbreaking EP “4 Jazz Funk Classics”, under his alias 69. Planet E turned 20 in 2011 and Craig celebrated the label’s history by taking Planet-E and its artists and collaborators on a world tour for the first time ever. As well as this, Planet E invited friends of the label – including Luciano, Kirk Degiorgio, Loco Dice and more – to pick their favorite Planet E track to remix and re-release. Reflecting a year that was packed with events and releases, Craig readily admits that when he started the label he was hoping “it would last forever.” He cites artistic freedom as the highlight of running the label and adds, “It was never a struggle for the label to be an outlet for my or other people’s music. It was always a struggle to stay in business, actually a war to stay in business.” In 2012, Craig took his 69 alias on a live tour; ‘69 Live’, headlined festivals and clubs around the world, fusing masks, darkness and the music of 69. In the same year he was also voted in the top DJs that rule the Earth in Rolling Stone and appeared on the cover of the world’s biggest electronic music magazine, Mixmag. In 2013, he released a 3-CD album on Ministry of Sound, entitled ‘Masterpiece’. The album includes one disc of music Carl was inspired by, one disc of current selections and one special disk of new music, entitled ‘Meditation’, a modular jam of Moroderesque compositions, inspired by David Lynch’s meditation techniques (Lynch, a great advocator of Transcendental Meditation), and an electronic tribute to his beloved city of Detroit.

    Looking back now to Craig’s early releases from 1989-1992, one can see how much the wild variety found in his early music set the groundwork for his diverse career. He’s fortunate to serve as an inspiration and influence to countless artists in the underground electronic music scene, as well as crossover acts like Underworld, Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem. His 1992 Innerzone Orchestra cut “Bug in the Bassbin” was credited as the spark that inspired the evolution of drum‘n’bass. In typical Craig fashion, “Bug…” continued to develop, morphing into a live jazz composition in 1996. In turn, those experiments laid the ground for Craig to incorporate Jazz elements onto his 1999 I.O. album “Programmed.” Then in the 00’s Craig explored jazz further still as producer on the albums “The Detroit Experiment” and “Rebirth” (2009) for legendary Detroit Jazz collective, Tribe. This is but one example of Craig’s continually evolving exploration of sound.

    Craig’s prolific nature is reflected in the many recording projects he has used throughout his career including 69, BFC, C2, Innerzone Orchestra, No Boundaries, Psyche, Paperclip People and Tres Demented. This rotating cast of aliases has enabled him to continually explore new directions through a long succession of full length albums, mix CDs and singles including “Throw” (1994), “Landcruising” (1995), “The Secret Tapes of Dr

    Eich” (1996), “More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art” (1997),
    “Programmed” (1999), “The Detroit Experiment” (2002), “The Workout” (2002), “Just Another Day” (2004), “Fabric 25” (2005), “The Album Formerly Known As” (2005), “Paris Live” (2007), “Sessions” (2008), “Recomposed” (with Moritz Von Oswald) (2008), “The Legendary Adventures of a Filter King” (2009), “Modular Pursuits” (2010) and “Last Decade” (2012).

    Craig’s interest in collaboration continually grows. For ‘Versus’, one of his boldest endeavors to date, Craig combines techno and classical music, opening himself up to working in a new format by collaborating with orchestrator / pianist Francesco Tristano, French orchestra Les Siècles, conductor Francois Xavier Roth and Moritz Von Oswald. Inspired by well-received performances in large concerts halls in Paris, Milan and Germany, Craig started the process of developing the project into an album. He also performs as a Trio alongside Von Oswald and Tristano. His occasional appearances with the electronic collective jam band Narod Niki, alongside Villalobos, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Zip and others, have led to him appearing in part live / part DJ gigs with Luciano. Additionally he’s taken to occasionally bringing keyboardists like Mike Banks (UR), Amp Fiddler and Tristano into the DJ booth with him for special one-off gigs. These mixed performances add some variety in a non-stop DJ schedule that finds him spinning at top clubs worldwide. Craig acknowledges, “Touring has always been the most important aspect of the music industry for artists. There will always be that desire for human interaction.” Let’s also mention that he has recently performed live soundtracks to films, first in Amsterdam then in New York, where he improvised live to an Andy Warhol film at Unsound Festival. The fact is unpredictability is the only predictable thing about Craig and his music.

    Outside of his Planet E recordings, Craig also continues to be one of the most sought-after remixers in the world. He has produced a seemingly never-ending list of remixes that now extends over 100 cuts, including mixes for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Junior Boys (Grammy Award nominated), Gavin Russom & Delia Gonzalez, Theo Parrish, Tori Amos, Can, Goldfrapp, Friendly Fires, Tom Trago, Slam, Caribou, Tiga, Unkle, Henrik Schwarz, Life & Death, tINI, Yello and others. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his mix of the Junior Boys “Like a Child.” “It’s been proven that the remix is a valid art form,” Craig said. “When I take on a project, the ultimate goal is that it becomes my record. In many cases I’m actually recomposing the track and the time that I spend reflects how personal it becomes.” Fortunately there is no shortage of artists looking for that Carl Craig touch, so rest assured you’ll hear Craig reconfiguring many of your favorite artists for years to come.

    In the same way that he likes to make tracks he’s remixing his own, Craig’s commitment to his home in Detroit is also something very personal. After launching a festival to rival that of any in Europe with the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000 (now entitled Movement, which today he still has a strong role in). This commitment to Detroit music also extends to how his Planet E family of labels is run. Not only has it given a home to a wide range of Detroit-based artists including Francesco Mora Catlett, Naomi Daniel, Flexitone, Jason Hogans, Kenny Larkin, Monty Luke, Ezana Harris, Moodyman, Mike Agent X, Terrence Parker, Oliverwho Factory, Recloose, Reference, Kevin Saunderson, Big Tone, Tribe, Urban Tribe, and Chaz Vincent, it has also been serving as a distributor for Detroit imprints including Derrick May’s Transmat and Stacey Pullen’s Black Flag. “The reality of the

    business is that you have to change. That’s a very difficult process, especially as an independent. I made a conscious decision a few years ago to invest in what I do. It’s turning it around and putting it into the studio and the label for my music to develop. We’re fighters around here. We fight to find new ways of selling. We do manufacture vinyl and there are people who want it. We’re fighting to keep it alive. Fighting for music that we have a vision for,” Craig says about Detroit. “My commitment to the city is like a commitment to your family. I’ve been here all my life and I’ve seen great things happen elsewhere, why not be involved in making my home great?”

    In 2014, Carl Craig began a new event concept ‘Detroit Love’, designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit and take a little of the techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals the world over. “My love for Detroit is my inspiration, my inspiration is ‘Detroit Love”, says Craig. Detroit Love was launched at ADE 2014, in the underground recesses of Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz club. Craig invited Detroit natives Recloose, Moodymann – who played a set encompassing disco, soul, house and hip-hop, and Mad Mike Banks to play keys over Carl Craig’s Moog infused 4-cd-deck closing set, which included live editing, sampling, scratching and looping of soundscapes ranging from ambient textures to masterful techno. A Detroit focused line-up, showcasing only a few of the sublime talent that Detroit has to offer, the launch was a special and unforgettable night for those who attended. At year’s end Craig remixed Caribou’s ‘Your Love Will Set You Free’ – which became an instant classic. “Carl Craig is a peerless remixer, I’ve dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages. He was one of the first people to publicly mention how much he liked ‘Swim’ when it was released and we’ve been in touch since then. Before I’d gathered up the courage to ask him to remix a track on this album he got in touch and suggested it himself. The result is superlative and speaks for itself.” – said Dan Snaith. Pete Tong made ‘Your Love Will Set You Free’ his first Essential New Tune of 2015, setting precedent for the year to come, with the remix gaining over 500,000 listens on soundcloud in only a few weeks.

    When Craig explains his philosophy, his wry sense of humor seeps into his explanations of far-reaching concepts that merge worlds together. “I have a very special career. When I feel that I’m tired of going on the road I can go in the studio. When I’m tired of concentrating on the studio I can go on the road. I can work with concert pianists, jazz musicians or rock guys. Very few people have that range of interests. Very few people juggle a career that they choose specifically.” No one else can pull it all together quite like Carl Craig.

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    Clark Warner

    Executive Creative Director, Beatport

    As Executive Creative Director, Clark Warner oversees the Beatport brand and voice. He joined the company in 2007 as Label Manager, and has since held such roles as Director of Content and VP of Music Services before assuming his current role in March of 2012. Under his watch, Beatport has become the world’s most recognizable non-artist dance music brand.

    Warner’s passion for dance music stems from a 20-year career as an active DJ in clubs worldwide, from Berlin to Ibiza, and Los Angeles to Miami. He has had residencies at various venues in Detroit and New York, and performed at such festivals as DEMF/Movement, Sonar, and Mutek. He was instrumental in developing dance labels Minus and Plus 8 Records with longtime collaborator Richie Hawtin, and has worked as a tour manager and event producer with Art of Dance Records, Made in Detroit, and The Final Cut.

    A native of Detroit, Warner fell in love with music listening to the city’s late night radio programs, and later co-produced the Focus:Electronic monthly radio segment on WDET-FM for five years. A sought after expert on dance music and DJ culture, Warner is a regular speaker at the Winter Music Conference, IMS Ibiza, and Red Bull Music Academy, and sits on the board of the Association for Electronic Music. His insights have appeared in such publications as the Independent UK, Billboard magazine, New York Times, Groove, and the Detroit Free Press.

    An avid art fan, Warner lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, where enjoys skateboarding, attending shows, and continues to DJ when he gets the chance.

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    Craig McLean

    Craig McLean is a journalist and editor covering the arts and creative industries. Formerly Deputy Editor of The Face, he is a regular contributor to publications including The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, The Observer Magazine, The Times, The Independent on Sunday New Review, ES magazine, FT Weekend, Radio Times, Mail On Sunday Event and BA High Life. He is editor of SohoCreate, the recently-launched magazine accompanying the London creative ideas festival of the same name, and a TV researcher at Whizz Kid entertainment. He recently interviewed Nick Cave live on stage at London’s Porchester Hall, and last year hosted panels at IMS Ibiza and the inaugural SohoCreate.

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    Damian Lazarus

    The mysterious allure of musical vibrations can perplex and intrigue in equal amounts at the best of times, not least when the sorcery of a certain Damian Lazarus comes into play. Crosstown Rebels, Day Zero, Get Lost, Rebel Rave, his own DJ and production career, the discovery of a wealth of influential talents… all of these achievements and more make him not only one of the most respected..

     

    exponents of the contemporary house and techno scene, but also one of its key tastemakers and pathfinders.As a DJ, his mastery is unsurpassed. A true storyteller, Damian often holds court at those special times of the day when only his kind of DJ sets are required. Moments that demand a soundtrack that not only fits the mood, but elevates the atmosphere and takes the audi-ence to a whole other level of experience. Besides playing at the world’s best clubbing institutions (resident at DC10 in Ibiza for almost 10 years), Damian also specialises in performing beyond the confines of the walls of a club. He is an expert in performing his magic in extraordinary outdoor locations; jungles, beaches, the Robot Heart bus in the Nevada desert, Mayan ruins in Mexico and a whole host of other spellbinding sites around the world. Just one look at the superlative Day Zero event will tell you what Damian’s ethos is when it comes to outdoor exploits. Add to that Get Lost and Rebel Rave, two more events that epitomise his approach to hosting alfresco shows.Damian’s visionary abilities are no more apparent than in the curation of music and his discovery of artists via the seminal label, Crosstown Rebels. During its 12-year lifespan, the label has been responsible for launching the careers of some of our scene’s best-known names; Jamie Jones, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Deniz Kurtel… His A&R skills are second-to-none, in direct correlation with the curation of his DJ sets. It’s his dedica-tion to seeking out unique talents that has helped to make his label one of the most influential outlets of recent times.Crosstown’s sorcerer-in-chief has also applied these same bewildering powers to the de-velopment of his latest collaborative artist project, Damian Lazarus and The Ancient Moons. Lazarus has been joined at the production controls by James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco, Arctic Monkeys, Florence), with album recording sessions recently completed in Mexico. The project brings together a wide assortment of vocalists, collaborators and players from around the world. Taking inspiration from Lazarus’s Lazpod series, Get Lost events and Day Zero festival, this is music for deserts, jungles and sunrises.

    In tandem with the album project, Damian has also conceived a live show, with assorted cast of musicians who will perform live alongside the chief wizard himself. Damian Lazarus And The Ancient Moons will be hitting the road soon, bringing a whole new dimension to festival stages and intriguing outdoor locations.

    Throughout a career spanning many years Damian Lazarus has worked tirelessly to main-tain a constant flow of creativity and innovation within the house and techno sphere. Never losing focus, he continues on his mystical pathway to greatness, unleashing his positive spirit on the masses at every opportunity.

    Open your mind, embrace the magic, and get ready for the next spellbinding chapter…

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    Mark Lawrence

    After spending 10 years in senior roles at PRS for Music, Mark moved on to combine his passion for Electronic Music with his experience in Membership Organisations by taking on the privileged role as the first Chief Executive of the Association for Electronic Music.  AFEM is the global Trade Body for the entire Electronic Music community, from Creators to Labels, Clubs to Live, Tech to Media.

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    Eli & Fur

    Since breaking onto the scene in 2012, Eli & Fur have been perfecting a sound built around infectious, electronic melodies and seductive vocal lines that have been hypnotizing dance floors from London to Los Angeles. Their production techniques are as on point as ever; drawing from anything House, with an obsession for old school Chicago and touches of Detroit Techno mixed with influences of RnB, Garage and Drum and Bass.

    Eli & Fur are known for their captivating sets, which have seen the duo playing alongside the likes of Maceo Plex, Hot Since 82 and Dusky. Appearing on line ups for Chibuku, Sankeys, Bugged Out, Digital and Ants, Ushuaia, with their Festival highlights including Creamfields, Leeds Festival, Bestival and the ultimate of all festivals, Glastonbury.

    The duo’s debut track, ‘You’re So High’ reached the top 3 on Hype Machine and has since received over million plays on youtube. ‘Seeing is Believing’ saw the girls collaborate with Shadow Child and release on Defected, gaining almost half a million plays on Soundcloud. ‘Feel The Fire’ came on Anjunadeep and again has seen an impressive half a million plays across platforms.

    2015 is shaping up to see the rise and rise of Eli & Fur. Already tipped by Beatport as 2015 Artists to Watch and supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 Dance, the girls are set to unleash an impressive collection of productions that include collaborations with the talented Joe Hertz, hotly tipped Poupon and second generation techno royalty, Dantiez Saunderson. If that weren’t enough, they’ve been called in to mix this years’ Space Ibiza compilation alongside the legendary Carl Cox.

    Their touring sees them playing in Ibiza consistently throughout the summer and Festival plays include Lost Village (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK), IMS (Ibiza), Creamfields (UK), Electronica Festival (Turkey) and the Mad Decent Boat Party in Miami (US).

    The girls plan to roll out the year embarking on a Thelma & Louise inspired road trip through the States. Taking on the challenge of driving across three states in two weeks to play ten cities whilst dropping into radio stations, TV networks and fan hangouts along the way. An unusual way to approach the US market but a life time dream inspired by quite possibly the coolest chics ever to grace the big screen.

    So with all this to come, 2015 is looking like the year Eli & Fur will make a fresh, exciting and impressionable mark on the dance-floor and beyond.

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    Greg Consiglio

    CEO, Beatport, USA

    Greg Consiglio President & CEO, Beatport Greg Consiglio joined Beatport as President and CEO in July of 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the global operations of the Beatport platform, consisting of the Beatport Pro store, the Beatport streaming music service, Beatport News, and video livestreaming service Beatport Live. Greg most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of SFX Entertainment (NASDQ SFXE), the largest producer of live events dedicated to electronic music. Prior to joining SFX, Greg was a member of the founding management team and President/COO of Viggle, Inc. (NASDQ VGGL), the leading marketing and entertainment rewards platform, from 2011-2015. From August 2006 to February 2010 he served in a variety of roles at Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., leaving the company as EVP of Business Development, where he oversaw the company’s new business initiatives including online affiliate sales and marketing, online sponsorships, advertising sales, third party alliances, resale sponsorships and the creation and management of new revenue streams beyond ticketing. Previously Greg served in a variety of business development and operational roles at America Online, Inc.’s International Division – overseeing new market development and substantially expanding AOL’s global footprint – including several years as Managing Director, Asia based in Hong Kong. Greg’s earlier career included new market development strategy work for a consultancy he co-founded as well as work in government relations for Nortel and accounting and consulting at KPMG. Greg holds an MA in International Affairs from the School of International Service at American University and a BA in Government and English from Clark University.

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    Eric Zho

    Founder, CEO, A2LiVE/ STORM Festival

    Eric is a veteran entertainment executive involved and engaged in all facets of the Chinese entertainment industry, with particular focus in multi-media programming, concert production, sponsorship, and entertainment marketing. Eric was one of pioneering members of the reality TV industry in China and has created enormously successful brands in television entertainment with an average viewership achievement of 100 million viewers per show and more for his top grossing television programs. In 2003, Eric created China’s first reality program, breaking historical ratings record for Shanghai Media Group’s Dragon TV. This program is credited as the first Idol programming of its kind, and later forever transformed prime time television in China

    In 2013, Eric made industry headlines once again with his launch of the STORM Electronic Music Festival brand in Shanghai. STORM was one of the largest festivals of its kind in Asia and China alike. Even in its first iteration the festival drew in a crowd of over 20,000 people and fielded an impressive lineup including Axwell, Zedd, Benny Benassi, Fedde le Grand, Jay Sean, Far East Movement, Icono Pop and others. With 15 years of experience in entertainment and an unprecedented insight into the Chinese market, he is leading the growth of EDM in China, involved in over 100 bookings per year in the EDM sector alone. Eric was the key force behind the major collaboration between DJ Superstar AVICII and Mando-Pop Star Leehom Wang. The result of which is the creation of world’s first mainstream Chinese EDM track that climbed to the top of the charts in China.

    Since the founding of A2LiVE in 2003, Eric has steadily tranformed the company over the period of a decade from a television production & concert promotion company to now an EDM and database driven entertainment company.

    Clients Eric has represented in the past include: Universal Music Group, IMF Channel, Clear Channel Communications, CCTV, SMG Dragon TV, Jiangsu Satellite TV, Zhejiang Satellite TV, Pepsi, Lay’s, Coca Cola, Sprite, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, English First, Volkswagen, Land Rover, L’Oreal, Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Estee Lauder, Dragon Airlines, Delta Airlines, Maxwell, Guang Ming, Dupont Lycra, Dupont Teflon, SEMIR, MAC Cosmetics, Guess Jeans, Diesel, Gibson Guitar, Credit Suisse, Master Card, Hilton Honors, Accenture Budweiser, Sennheiser, Ford Auto, Buick, Pernod Ricard, and more.

    Graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Eric has also attended the NYU Tische school of the arts. He currently resides in Shanghai, China.

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    B Traits

    Brianna Price aka B.Traits grew up in Nelson, British Columbia, a town where “half the people are hippies and half are rednecks.” Her path was set very early indeed. “Even at five, six years old, I was totally mesmerised by music channels and discovered electronic music, including British acts such as The Prodigy.” She soon found herself becoming a music selector and mixtape creator for friends and eventually DJing at local nights.

    Bri moved to Vancouver to study music production and would persuade DJs touring North America to come and play in the city. Brit originator DJ SS returned the favour and invited her to play on the World Drum’n’Bass tour. Having never travelled outside Canada, Bri found herself on a whirlwind journey ending in with a permanent move to London, the birthplace of the music she grew up loving.

    Bri kept DJing every weekend and working in the studio during the week and in 2007 whilst on tour with Shy FX she played him some of her early productions. Impressed with her skill as a producer and DJ he brought her into his record label, Digital Soundboy.

    In 2012 she released the rave / bass hybrid track ‘Fever’ on Digital Soundboy, hit the UK Top 40 and had the track upstreamed to a major record label.

    Meanwhile, she attracted the attention of Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust. Within a year Bri became first choice when Radio 1 was seeking an official cover for Annie Mac.

    In September 2014 Bri was honoured with her own show as part of the legendary BBC Radio 1 Friday night line-up, bridging the gap between Pete Tong and the Essential Mix from 1-4am. She loves using her show to champion new underground artists as well as introducing her younger audience to the most influential masters of the scene, both current and historic.

    A skilled producer, club DJ and radio presenter, bridging underground music from techno to jungle to house. You should certainly expect the unexpected where B.Traits is concerned – but if there’s something you can predict, it’s that whatever comes next will be unique and it will be big.

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